Babies & Children

Hello Baby!

One of the great benefits of being a part of a Stampin' Up! team is designing, making, and swapping cards. This baby card was designed by my Merry Stampers Team Member Pat Drybala for a team shoe box swap last month. What a fun card to welcome a new baby to our world! You too can make this card with the PDF Project Sheet I wrote for Pat's fabulous card. Make the card as is or change up the color for a baby boy, baby girl, and/or to coordinate with baby's nursery theme. 

Download Project Sheet - Hello Baby

  Time for Tags stamp set & Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper


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I am Over the Moon!

I am "Over the Moon" with excitement to announce the addition of Classes to Go to my business. That's right, Classes to Go. Each month, I will offer 1-2 Classes to Go. Each will be different and feature a specific stamp set or bundle. Prices will vary depending on projects and products included. You will know which stamp set or bundle you will need to complete the Class to Go. If you already own it, great. Just purchase the Class to Go kit. If not, you can add the stamp set or bundle to your Class to Go order. Registration and payment will be done online for your convenience. Class to Go Kits will be sent to you via Priority Mail Flat Rate Shipping.

Please help me kick-off this newest addition to my business by being one of the first to purchase my very first Class to Go featuring Over the Moon Stamp Set. Please use the following link for more information and/or to register for the Over the Moon Class to Go by August 21st.

***Please note that Stampin' Up! Compliance Policies prevent me from including stamped images and sentiments in Classes to Go.

Over the Moon Stamp Set and Stampin' Blends by Stampin' Up!

Now, I'm going to "stamp 'til the cows come home" as I plan and prep more more creative projects and Classes to Go!

Sending "thoughts of you" with Magnolias.

Doesn't just make your day to know that someone is thinking of you and tells you so. This hand stamped card is a perfect way to do that! The card features the Magnolia Lane Suite and an "easy-to-use-again" card layout. Give it a try! Then make someone's day but sending a hand stamped card today!

Download Project Sheet - Magnolia Lane Thinking of You Card

Magnolia Garden Stamp Set & Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper and Ribbon Combo Pack by Stampin' Up!


Magnolia Lane Suite by Stampin' Up!

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New Wonders Swap Card

I received this card created by Ellen Barner in a card swap recently. Because this card is so stinkin' cute and because I don't have this stamp set, I just had to show it to you here! Isn't it adorable with its bit of whimsy and bright colors? New Wonders is a Hostess only stamp set. How can you get one? Place an order of $150 or more (not including SH/tax) or host a SU! party with total sales being at least $150, and you can get this exclusive Hostess only stamp set got using your Stampin' Rewards. Contact me to help you earn your New Wonders Hostess Stamp Set.

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Customer Showcase Sunday

What a wonderful feeling it is to know that I have inspired others with my creativity. Today, I'm showing off the work of two stampin' friends!

Anne Rolfes was inspired to create this Spring Collage for her home after completing a Valentine's Day collage make-n-take at my January Creative Escape Weekend. For some helpful collage making tips, see my February 1st, 2019 blog post: IMG_0722 (1)

Below is a card made by Joyce Batta for her granddaughter's birthday. Joyce got her inspiration from my March Facebook Live where I demonstrated how to make an Accordion Fold Pop Up Card featuring Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper. While Joyce did not use Stampin' Up! paper, she sure made a cute card. I have no doubt that her little granddaughter was thrilled with it. Learn how to make an Accordion Fold Pop Up Card by watching a demonstration from my April 10th, 2019 blog post: 

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Thanks, Anne and Joyce, for sharing your creative projects with me and for letting me know you were inspired by me doing and sharing what I love! Happy stamping always!

Join me on an Animal Expedition!

What fun cards I made using a Creative Creases/Fun Folds card base! It was so much fun to feature the Animal Expedition Suite with these cards too. Watch my demonstrations from this week's Facebook Live on Stamp 'n Scrap with Mary Knabe. I think you'll want to make an Accordion Fold Pop-Up Card too after seeing how easy it is to make! Be sure to catch my Facebook Live's every Tuesday at 7pm EST on Stamp 'n Scrap with Mary Knabe for more creative inspiration and projects.

Animal Outing Bundle & Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Animal Outing Bundle & Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Animal Outing Bundle & Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Animal Outing Bundle & Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

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It's Your Day in Soon-to-Retire 2017-2019 In Colors

It won't be long now that the 2017-2019 In Colors will be retiring. Which is your favorite - Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink or Tranquil Tide? If you want or need any products in these colors, I recommend you get them now, BEFORE the Retirement List is announced in a few weeks. Retiring In Color products typically sell out very quickly, some in a matter of days or even hours, and if history repeats itself, they will not be discounted. If you have the ink pad, you should get the refill while you still can. Is your card stock in your favorite retiring In Color running low, order it now. Want more coordinating ribbons and embellishments, order them now. Please do not wait for the Retirement List to be announced to order any of the 2017-2019 In Color Products. I don't want any of my customers having buyer's remorse. I like happy customers!

I made the birthday cards below with the 2017-2019 In Colors and the Around the Corner Stamp Set and Balloon Bouquet Punch. Aren't they sweet? I never tire of punching balloons and popping them up on Dimensionals. I think these cards could work as Congratulations cards too.

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White Signo Uni-Ball Gel Pen
White Signo Uni-Ball Gel Pen

More projects with A Good Day + Twinkle Twinkle

Here are a few alternate cards I created and showed in my last FB Live, and a CASE'd collage by team member Pat Drybabla.  If you haven't seen that video, I've reposted it below. A Good Day Stamp Set & Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

A Good Day Stamp Set & Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

A Good Day Stamp Set & Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

This Little Piggy Stamp Set & Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Collage created by SU! demonstrator & Merry Stampers team member Pat Drybala



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"A Good Day" to make Spring, Easter, and Baby Cards

A Good Day Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! is great for so many occasions. I used A Good Day along with Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper to create cards, a collage, and scrapbook layout in my April 2nd Facebook Live. These creations can be used for Spring and Spring and for new babies and young children. If you missed this week's FB Live, you can watch the edited version here.

Let me be your Creative Coach. Join me for my Facebook Lives on Tuesday evenings at 7pm EST on my Facebook Business Page, Stamp 'n Scrap with Mary Knabe. I demonstrate creative ideas and fun techniques.

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Butterflies & Birthday Cakes! They're Back!

Woo Hoo! The Butterfly Duet Punch and Cake Builder Punch are back in stock now, which means the Butterfly Gala Bundle and Piece of Cake Bundle are also now available for ordering. Thanks for your patience while we all waited to receive these very, VERY popular items back in the Stampin' Up! warehouse. 

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Don't forget when you order with me now through March 31st (last day of Sale-A-Bration), you'll get FREE SHIPPING plus any Sale-A-Bration Freebies you qualify for. IMG_9722 IMG_9787

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